Monday, April 1st, 2013
William F. Gilberg, 71, New Bremen, died at 2:31 a.m. March 30, 2013, at Elmwood of New Bremen, where he had been a resident for the past three months.
He was born Jan. 29, 1942, in New Bremen, to Paul and Pauline Vornholt Gilberg, who preceded him in death.
Survivors include his brother, John (Joyce) Gilberg of New Bremen, and his sisters and brothers-in-law, Alice (Duane) Hartwig of New Bremen and Kathryn (Arthur) Beel of Westlake; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death were his sister and brother-in-law, Jane (Albert) Talan.
He was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ in New Bremen. He was a member of the first class of students at the Auglaize School, now named the ABC Center. He was employed at Auglaize Industries in New Bremen until he retired in 2011. He made many friends over the years, either at the swimming pool or on the ball diamond. He was an avid Pete Rose and Cincinnati Reds fan and was always rooting for the Cincinnati Bengals.
Funeral services are 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Paul United Church of Christ in New Bremen, the Rev. Becky Erb Strang officiating. Burial will follow in the German Protestant Cemetery, New Bremen.
Calling is 3-6 p.m. Tuesday at the Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home in New Bremen and 10 a.m. until the time of the services Wednesday at the church.
Memorials may be made to the church's youth endowment fund, Auglaize Industries or Grand Lake Hospice.
Condolences may be left at gilberghartwigfh.com.